EXPERIENCED LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN THE COURTROOM
The Goldman Law Firm has decades of litigation experience defending physicians, dentists and other healthcare professionals in malpractice lawsuits and understands the strategy behind comprehensive defense.
RESPONDING TIMELY TO PATIENT COMPLAINTS
It is crucial to respond timely to complaints. Informing your malpractice carrier and malpractice attorney early on may prevent a matter from escalating to litigation.
It is the obligation of each doctor to explain the risks, benefits and alternatives to patient treatment and care and to obtain an informed consent from the patient. The informed consent is a conversation which must occur between doctor and patient, must address the specific RBA for each procedure being contemplated by the patient and typically confirmed in writing. The informed consent conversation should always be noted in the treatment record!
COMPLETE TREATMENT RECORDS
Treatment records are considered legal documents! Your treatment records should clearly state the treatment rendered, the date of treatment and the rendering provider. Treatment notes should be clear and easy to understand. Information about the patient appointment that is not directly related to the treatment should NOT be noted in the clinical notes.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE TRIAL ATTORNEY
The role of a trial attorney is to gather information relating to the allegations made by the plaintiff/patient, retain expert analysis, and cultivate your understanding of the legal system, the lawsuit at hand, and the strategies to defend you. The legal system does not ferret out non-meritorious claims, therefore your defense team will prepare you to understand the lawsuit, your role in the litigation as well as the options to obtain the most desirous outcome possible.